It is not Salazar that is behind this. It is Obama. Salazar would not do this if Obama were not for it.
This is just more of Obama’s putting his political agenda above the will and interests of the American people. In this case, it is particularly easy for him to bring the heavy hand of government down on a group of Americans (Gulf Coast folks connected with the oil and gas industry) because they are mostly non-union folks from red states. If they were black members of the United Auto Workers from Michigan, it would be “drill, baby, drill.” Instead, it’s “die, roustabout, die.”
Gulf coast folks yes, but a 6 month moratorium will kill the entire country. People who have jobs will not be able to afford the gas to get there. Truckers will not be able to make deliveries. The price will spike on all energy.